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Medsphere Merges with RCM Vendor Stockell

October 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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Medsphere Systems Corp., developer of the OpenVista electronic health record, is merging with Stockell Healthcare Systems, which offers a suite of revenue cycle management tools.

CMS Releases 2016 Next Generation ACO Data with Positive Financial, Quality Results

October 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released results from year one of its Next Generation ACO model, revealing that 61 percent of program participants were able to earn shared savings last year.

One Healthcare RCM Leader Shares his Perspectives on Navigating the Shifting Landscape

October 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Brian Sanderson, managing principal of Crowe Horwath LLP healthcare services group, discusses strategies for CFOs to navigate the shifting landscape around revenue cycle management and reimbursement.

In New Mexico, a Medical Home Model Created Outside the Hospital

October 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Barbara McAneny, M.D., an oncologist/hematologist, was the leader behind the Community Oncology Medical Home, a model built around keeping patients out of the hospital.

Survey: 73 Percent of Physicians Prefer Fee-for-Service Models

October 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A survey of 980 physicians by New York City-based Bain and Company, a management consulting firm, found resistance among physicians to the transition to value-based care and payment models, and 60 percent said it will be more difficult to deliver high-quality...

Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards Program Is Open: Recognizing Health IT Trendsetters

October 6, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Once again, we at Healthcare Informatics have chosen to open our website for submissions to our Innovator Awards Program. At a time of extraordinary change in healthcare, now is as great a time as ever to showcase your innovations.

Gartner: Digitalization, Tech Innovation Changing the Jobs of CIOs

October 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI) will significantly change how CIOs do their jobs in the near future, according to new research from Gartner.

Healthcare Finance Leader: Why CFOs Need to Work Smarter, Not Harder

October 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Sandra Wolfskill, director of healthcare finance policy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association, shares her perspective on the evolving payment landscape facing healthcare finance leaders and what CFOs should be focusing on right now.

Survey: Group Practices Need to Offer More Digital Payment Solutions

October 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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An overwhelming majority of group practices (77 percent) still send paper bills despite a majority of patients’ preference for electronic billing (52 percent), according to a recent survey from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and Navicure.

Black Book: Nearly all Paragon Users Optimistic about Allscripts Deal

October 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nearly all of McKesson Paragon users (96 percent) in a recent survey reported that they are confidently optimistic that the Allscripts acquisition will improve Paragon client processes and technologies, and benefit their organizations.

Editor’s Notes: Exploring New Worlds—In Space and in U.S. Healthcare

September 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Facilitating a shift in the U.S. healthcare delivery system from volume to value may be different from expanding the boundaries of space exploration; at the same time, there are real similarities.

Leveraging IT to Optimize Revenue Cycle Management

September 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Practice leaders are increasingly automating and streamlining RCM processes and seeing marked improvements to the bottom line due to decreases in denial rejections and optimized reimbursements.

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